CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS),
a joint venture between Bombardier Transportation and the
Chinese CRRC Corporation (CRRC), has been awarded its
first monorail contract in China.
The order is to provide the
Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 platform, along with a total of
240 cars to Wuhu City in Anhui Province.
The total contract is
valued at approximately CNY 1.785 billion (229 million euro, US$270
Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in PBTS, which is
consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.
Planned to open in 2020, the new
24-station, 30.3km Line 1 and the 12-station, 16.5km Line 2 Phase
One, will be the first two monorail lines in Wuhu and will form
the rail transportation backbone in the city.
PBTS’ scope under
this contract will comprise the design, supply, Line 1
installation with 28, six-car trains and Line 2 Phase One
installation with 18, four-car trains.
President of Bombardier China, said, “We are very proud to have
been selected by Wuhu city to provide our first, and the most
modern monorail system in China. Medium capacity monorails are a
highly-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to
metros and Bombardier’s experience, having delivered monorail
technology for over 20 years including operating and maintaining
these systems, was the core reason why Wuhu city chose our joint
venture. This choice will ensure that Wuhu gets a reliable and
green transportation system that better serves its passengers. We
are confident that the monorail will become an icon for Wuhu city
and we will see more Bombardier Monorail systems in other Chinese
cities in the future.”